EC103 – Montessori Philosophy/Theory


Theory of Montessori Method including history, sensitive periods, role of the teacher and role of the child, prepared environment, and process of normalization

Montessori Philosophy/Theory

Theory of Montessori Method including history, sensitive periods, role of the teacher and role of the child, prepared environment, and process of normalization.  Also includes discussion of developmental theories of other major theorists, absorbent mind, logical/mathematical mind, spiritual & moral development.  How the above relate to child, materials, teacher, and environment.

Schedule: Montessori Philosophy/Theory

  • June 12th – June 15th, 2017

Assessment: Montessori Philosophy/Theory

The student must satisfactorily complete written and practical evaluations for both academic and practicum phases as well as complete all in-class assignments and classroom manuals as directed.

Readings: Montessori Philosophy/Theory

  • The Absorbent Mind, Maria Montessori
  • Discovery of the Child, Maria Montessori
  • Secret of Childhood, Maria Montessori
  • Montessori Method, Dr. Maria Montessori
  • Maria Montessori: Her Life & Work, E.M. Standing